Leila joined NBA as a pilates and floorbarre teacher in 1997.
She has trained in ballet, contemporary dance and pilates and studied at Polestar Pilates Education and Zena Rommit Floorbarre. Leila is also a certified Vaganova teacher. Since 1997 she has worked with dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater and Het Nationale Ballet. Leila has published several papers and lectured for IADMS, a yearly congress about Dance and Health.
Since 2008 Leila is a teacher for Polestar Pilates and trains aspiring Pilates teachers. In 2013 she was a guest teacher at the Austrian Olympic Rowing Team.